Maintaining chartered status
The requirements for holding chartered status include a commitment to continuing professional development (CPD). Maintaining chartered status is therefore subject to annual revalidation. In most cases, this means you keep a record of your CPD, and select the 'declaration' option during your membership renewal process.
Chartered award holders commit to maintain a record of their CPD activities. If you are selected for revalidation, you'll be asked to submit a report describing your relevant learning activities in three of the following five areas:
- Work-based learning (for example, supervising staff / students, reflective practice)
- Professional activity (involvement in a professional body, mentoring)
- Formal / educational (writing articles / papers, further education)
- Self-directed learning (reading journals, reviewing books / articles)
- Other (voluntary work, public service)
Log your CPD activities with our free online CPD recording tool.
Retain chartered status
If you're selected for revalidation, and wish to retain your chartered status, you'll be sent a revalidation form. Please make sure that you complete the form as specified, including the required information, and submit it by the indicated deadline.
The standards that have to be met in order to maintain your chartered status are:
- A registrant must maintain a continuous, up-to-date and accurate record of their CPD activities
- A registrant must demonstrate that their CPD activities are a mixture of learning activities relevant to current or future practice.
- A registrant must seek to ensure that their CPD has benefitted the quality of their practice
- A registrant must seek to ensure that their CPD has benefitted the users of their work (for example employees, customers, students)
- A registrant must present a written profile containing evidence of their CPD upon request
- CChem is £25
- CSci is £60
- CEnv is £57
This fee is per award, per year, paid along with your membership renewal.